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The Cider House


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$11 - $39
Turkish, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in Balestrand in rain - decided on a long lunch at the cider house. We sat above the orchards and were reminded of a winery but obviously they make cider. We enjoyed the cider flight and share plates that use local produce and meat...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite restaurant while visiting Balestrand. It was a half-mile walk from the village of Balestrand. Along the way we came across a Beech tree that was planted in on June 7th, 1905 when Norway became independent from Sweden. Cider House is on...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Marty B
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Do the combo cider fabric visit (along with 5 glasses of different local ciders) + lunch on the nice terrasse with a beautiful on the garden and the fjord. Homemade food is simple but really good (especially the beef pie).

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

I had dinner with my Family in one of the most amazing restaurants of Balestrand. Nice place in a peaceful landscape. Good menu with different organic choices and very good cider drinks. The service was kind and smiling. Should looking for a quite but gourmet...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank 541stefanoz
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This was the best meal we had in Balestrand. I am surprised this was left off of the Rick Steves guide book and if it wasn't for us overhearing another guest at our hotel, we wouldn't have known about it. Reservations are a must! The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank simply126
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We had a Cider tasting flight in afternoon and booked reservations for dinner. Highly recommend to us on all social media. We shared a meze 3 -4 small plates of local origin cuisine and one main course. The pear and ginger sparkling cider was wonderful....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Went here for lunch in July. Great and friendly staff and lovely Norwegian/Turkish meze. To this is added a fantastic view over the fjord and the cider made in the backyard. If in Sogn this place is well worth som extra minutes in the car!...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank frodes344
Reviewed July 21, 2019

While staying in Balestrand, my husband and I enjoyed an intimate "Taste and Learn" session at the Ciderhuset. Åge, founder of Balholm AS, regaled us with his knowledge of cider production and world history. Afterwards, we stayed for lunch and enjoyed our own self-created tapas...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank teachersrock00
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

If this place were in the States, it would not only be impossible to get a reservation but it would be $500 per person. The owners were lovely and described the meal to us. The herring was off the charts. Everything was fantastic. I don’t...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kate M
Reviewed July 17, 2019

Sometimes it is hard to describe a perfect afternoon. If you are into local history, a foody and cider adventurer... this is the place!!! I recommend a guidet tour with cider testing. They produce a variety of ciders, juices, jams, alcohols, and so on. Visit...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Chris G
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lauren d
April 6, 2017|
Response from heidrun e | Property representative |
Hi, and sorry for the late reply! The restaurant closes the 18.August unfortunately, and the shop and cider program lasts throughout August.
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from Gard Eitungjerd... H | Property representative |
Hi. Yes it is walking distance. It takes 10 minutes to walk. We will open in the middle of June 2017.
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June 1, 2016|
Response from Gard Eitungjerd... H | Property representative |
Hi. We will open for lunch serving the 13th of June and for dinner the 26th of june. In that time contact us through our web page ciderhuset.no there is mail and thepfhone number. or: pos(a)ciderhuset.no or +47... More
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